In light of the continuing COVID restrictions, organisers of the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues have made the decision not to proceed with the 2021 festival, however the much-loved National Jazz Awards, a highlight of the event, will be presented in a series of free online concerts from 29 – 31 October 2021.
The ten National Jazz Awards finalists will be announced at the end of September along with details of the online schedule. The Awards, which features piano this year, has attracted strong interest from across Australia.
The Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues plans to return in 2022 to its traditional long weekend dates leading up to the Melbourne Cup. The program will be announced in April at a special launch event in Wangaratta.
We thank our audiences and artists and look forward to returning live in 2022.